All 259 Metro pay-and-display parking meters originally installed in 2006 were upgraded to pay-by-plate, as the council moved to a ticketless system that did away with the need for more than 1.5 million tickets every year.
The old machine cabinets have been reused with only the front user panels being replaced to allow for users to input their vehicle registration plate numbers. New Metro electronics were also installed to meet banking compliance. The cost of the upgrade was under $1 million and moving to pay-by-plate has resulted in annual operational cost savings of over $50,000.
Parking wardens now check the licence plates of parked vehicles on a handheld device which updates in real time from the data held in Ezicom, our cloud-based management system.
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